Games play a pretty big part in our entertainment society these days, and kids can’t be kept out of it.
I can still remember my first computer days (which aren’t all that far behind me), which were mostly occupied by Paint and a few point-and-click kids games.
Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) games emerged sometime afterwards, but since then it has spread at an astounding speed.
You can’t buy a game nowadays without looking at the ‘online functionality’, whether it’s a MMO-game or just one with an online mode added.
Today we’ll take a look at a very special part of that world – we’ll take a look at great multiplayer online games for youngsters!
This game by the Cartoon Network is one of, if not the best kids Massive Multiplayer Online game.
It’s a recently released browser-based MMO game that also offers paid subscriptions (with more worlds, more missions and more entertainment), but the free version is big enough to keep you busy for quite some time (with over 20 playable missions).
The game is located in the Cartoon Network Universe, which means you’ll be meeting all your favourite toons like Dexter, the Powerpuff Girls and Samurai Jack, and visiting places you’ve always wanted to go.
The world is under attack by aliens, and they need your help to stop it. They need more, and stronger recruits to fight them off. You can be the hero they need, you can make a difference.
Though you won’t be able to play with any of the Cartoon Network characters directly, you’ll be fighting alongside them in the game.
Fusion Fall is primarily quest-oriented, which means that there won’t be much to do after you finish the main story and quests. However, with over 20 missions available in free play, and over 600 of them in premium play, there is more then enough to do to still your hunger.
Hello Kitty Online
A lot of young girls (even some boys) like Hello Kitty, the cute kitten, and a lot of them will just love this game.
It’s fair to call it mmo game for girls. After you’ve made your own character, you’re ready for the world of Hello Kitty. Go about and see Sanrio’s take on wonderful places like London, Paris, New York, and so on.
The world is filled to the top with Sanrio’s characters, like Hello Kitty herself, Chococat and My Melody. Together with all your favourite characters, you can venture on exciting quests and adventures, discover the beautiful world, and meet wonderful people.
This brand-based MMO game really pulled it off; it offers a great interactive world filled with plain fun. If there was only a way to lessen the cuteness, I’d advise the game for boys as well.
Disney has a long history of kids entertainment. A lot of today’s young people grew up with Disney movies and cartoons. It also didn’t take long for Disney to get on the gaming train.
Some of the best film games were released by Disney, but they also made games that didn’t accompany a film release, one of them is ToonTown Online.
ToonTown Online is one of the first kids-oriented Massive Multiplayer Online games, and it’s a pretty entertaining game for youngsters.
You can create your own customisable toons, to solve quests, fight baddies and play tons of minigames.
Toontown has been out there for quite some time, so the game might seem a little bit aged from time to time. However, the minigames – which were originally created to offer a break from time to time – are still lots of fun, and probably also the most entertaining part about the game.
If you can recommend any other MMO games – or online games – for youngsters, please talk about them (and provide the links) in the comments section. We’ll be sure to check them out!